Synopsis: This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond. Entertaining and intelligent, it provides a fascinating resource to dip into. Arranged in a broadly chronological order to show the development of photography, the ideas that comprise the book include innovative concepts, cultural and social incidents, technologies, and movements. Each idea is presented through lively text and arresting visuals, and explores when the idea first evolved and its subsequent impact on photography.
Published: October 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-1856697965
Author’s mini-bio: Mary Warner Marien was the first William C. Fleming professor in the former Department of Fine Arts, now the Department of Art & Music Histories. She is the author of several books including Photography: A Cultural History (2010), now in its third edition. She was chosen to carry on William Fleming’s Arts & Ideas, In 2009, she was granted one of the first Andy Warhol Arts Writing Awards. – From Syracuse University
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